ago etymology

Middle English word ago comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *ud-, and later Proto-Germanic *umbi ((with accusative) around, about.)

Detailed word origin of ago

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ud- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*uds- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*uss- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*umbi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (with accusative) around, about.
āgān Old English (ang)
agon Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as ago

Descendants of *ǵʰeh₁-
abraiden adihten adweschen afferen alayen around ashore ayefen er- fullen fulwen okome ortroue thurhgon um umbefolden umbegangen umbelien umbestounde umbestunde umbsitten umbthringan upgon withgon ȝegan
Descendants of *ud-
a- abiden abiten abuȝen adiliȝen alight ameten arisen arist asen astanden astonen ayeven emty or- orgul orped orrtrowwe ortrowe outgon ut uten